Credit: CC0 Public Domain The El Niño-Southern Oscillation has been responsible for widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and other partners. This finding runs counter […]

Nathan Mueller (left), a Nebraska extension educator, and Ryan Siefken (right), a Nebraska farmer, assess an on-farm research study in east central Nebraska looking at soybean planting population. Credit: Laura Thompson Farmers have been innovators and experimenters for millennia. They developed new types of crops and methods of farming. Agronomic […]

Credit: James Gaffey/Biorefinery Glas Along the windy west coast of Ireland a biorefinery on wheels is turning grass into a series of different green products that could give farmers a more diversified source of income. “This is Ireland’s first grass-fed biorefinery,” said James Gaffey, a researcher at the University of […]

All sorts of data is collected on Australian farms, such as stock numbers and crop details. from www.shutterstock.com Most of us are familiar with cases of data being used in ways that go beyond consumer expectations – just think of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. However this is also an issue […]

A future farm? Credit: shzphoto Imagine “carbon emissions”, and what springs to mind? Most people tend to think of power stations belching out clouds of carbon dioxide or queues of vehicles burning up fossil fuels as they crawl, bumper-to-bumper, along congested urban roads. But in Britain and many other countries, […]

Soybeans grow under heaters used to mimic futuristic conditions. Their seeds suggest that rising temperatures may actually improve nutrition but decrease yields, according to a new study. Credit: Claire Benjamin/RIPE Project Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition. […]